Fulbright New Zealand has begun its 65th anniversary year by welcoming 19 US exchange grantees to New Zealand, with an intensive week-long orientation programme in Wellington.
A Fiji raised, South Auckland poet will write his second book of poems and short stories as the recipient of the 2012 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency. The residency offers a New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage the opportunity to work for three months on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history, at the University of Hawai’i.
New Zealand’s approaches to fisheries management, science education, bilateral relations, military operations and social housing will be under the spotlight in a series of policy reports by visiting American policy researchers scheduled for release over the coming fortnight.
Doctoral candidate Jonathan Watkins will follow in the footsteps of his PhD supervisor and other University of Auckland graduates when he visits Iowa State University as a Fulbright grantee to research the use of self-centering precast concrete walls for the construction of earthquake-resilient buildings.
A physical education graduate with a passion for ngā taonga takaro (traditional Māori sports and recreation) has been awarded this year’s Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award, to examine the potential for improving indigenous health, wellbeing and development through sport.
Fulbright New Zealand last night honoured 84 grantees of Fulbright and associated NZ-US exchange awards for 2012, at its annual parliamentary awards ceremony in Wellington. The event was used to announce 26 recipients of various Fulbright New Zealand Graduate Awards to study or research in the United States of America in the 2012-2013 academic year.